Chris Iannetta

Angels fall for the 82nd time, securing their first losing season since 2013

Angels fall for the 82nd time, securing their first losing season since 2013

As summer fades into fall, the Angels’ losses fade, forgettably, into the ether. They suffered another defeat Wednesday night at Angel Stadium, one destined to be forgotten the same moment it is recorded. 

The Seattle Mariners beat them, 2-1. It was their 82nd defeat of 2016, securing their first losing season since 2013. Jhoulys Chacin made an emergency start, replacing Tyler Skaggs, who had an injury scare.

A free agent at season’s end, Chacin made it to the Mariners’ seventh batter before he yielded a hit, and altogether pounded the strike zone with effective sinkers. He gave up two more hits and one run.

In the bottom of that inning, Juan...

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